Convicting the Innocent
DNA Exonerations Database

Garry Diamond

First Name Garry
Last NameDiamond
Year of Conviction1977
Year of Exoneration2013
State of ConvictionVirginia
Trial, Bench Trial, or Guilty PleaBench Trial
Type of CrimeRape
Death SentenceNo
Gender of ExonereeMale
Race of exonereeWhite
Type of Innocence Defense
  • Alibi
Description / Quotes from Testimony Concerning Defense

● Brother, friend, and boat rental owner testified they were fishing day of crime

Did the defendant testify at trial?Yes
Types of evidence at trial
  • Eyewitness
Identity of eyewitness
  • Victim
Multiple eyewitnesses2
Lineup Procedures
  • Mug shots
Suggestive Procedures

Yes ● Shown photos more than once after non-identification

Unreliable Identification?

Yes ● Initial non-identification; victim said son was wrong to pick defendants photo from mug shots, and after not identifying his photo twice, identified him at a preliminary hearing in the courtrooom

Highest level reachedNR
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